Family style eating with balanced, nutritious meals gives children an opportunity to learn about healthy eating habits with support from their peers.  UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start’s child nutrition services help families in meeting each child’s nutritional needs and in establishing good eating habits that nurture healthy development and promote life-long well-being.Father making a smoothie with a child

Nutrition Services Offered:

  • Nutrition Education for families and children
  • Height and weight measurements twice during the year
  • Nutritious breakfast, snack, and lunch served each day. Daily menus are posted on Parent Board at your Head Start/Early Head Start location.
  • Child Nutrition Screening
  • 6-8 Week Cycle Menus
  • Color Me Healthy Curriculum


Father making a smoothie with a child


All meals served in our program meet the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards for nutritional content.  It is the parent’s responsibility to inform the Site Manger and Teacher if their child has any food allergies or if the child is on a special diet.  A doctor’s statement is required in order for specific adjustments to be made to the meals served.


No outside food is allowed in the sites at any time other than approved food items for celebrations.  The Celebration Policy is available on this website.


Tina Smith, MS,RD,LD
Nutrition/Health Resource Specialist
UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start
Phone:  501-526-7345
Fax:     501-570-5011